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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

October 7, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-UCF Game Center
-Myatt:
Stock of ECU and Kass on the rise
-O'Brien:
Johnson special against Knights
-BVL:
ECU-UCF Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game remarks

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Knight-mare for UCF

 
 Chris Johnson's big night leads Pirates to victory over Knights

-ECU defense shines in 2nd half
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Former players turn into kids again at Classic

Pirates power past Central Florida
Fayetteville Observer

Second half belongs to ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates rally for big win over UCF
New
Bern Sun Journal

Third's the charm
 
Chris Johnson’s dazzling kickoff return Saturday was as much symbolic as it was pragmatic.

Kinston Free Press

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Local pair lights up the Knights
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Knights fall apart in a head-shaking loss to East Carolina
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Kickoff return for score longtime coming for UCF

Knights unravel late
Florida Sun-Sentinel

ECU Outlasts UCF In A Shootout, 52-38
 
 Chris Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to spark a 28-point third quarter as East Carolina rallied against Central Florida and ran away to a 52-38 Conference USA victory Saturday night. ECU (3-3, 2-1 C-USA) trailed 28-17 at halftime before the defense, offense and special teams took charge with a 28-3 run.

ecupirates.com

Strong-second half leads East Carolina Past UCF, 52-38
ucfathletics.com

October 6, 2007
Pirate Game Day
Come and Take it Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
WNCT: TOT (S. Elliot, Kevin Miller, Nathan Summers)

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

FOOTBALL
Central Florida @ East Carolina
TV: CSTV
XM channel n/a
Sirius channel 110
Weather.com Gameday Forecast:
Central Florida @ East Carolina
WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)
ISP-PSN list of affiliates

From ecupirates.com
-Larry Epperly Named Assistant Coach At East Carolina

 
A revitalized but battered East Caroli

-Pirate GameDay Central
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Volleyball Turns Back UTEP 3-0
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Pirates Down Southern Miss 2-1 in Conference USA Opener

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU looks forward to Knight game
 
A revitalized but battered East Carolina football team suddenly has momentum in Conference USA East and a chance to strike a big divisional blow tonight against UCF.

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Injuries force plenty of ECU players into action
 
East Carolina already has earned a high grade for participation this season, though it's been more about injuries than eagerness on the part of the team's young players.

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East Carolina salutes military at home game
-East Carolina game brings traffic to area
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Download your copy of Pirate Gameday right here

From the New Bern Sun Journal
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Pirates set to duel with Knights
 
The beat goes on for East Carolina.

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Dodge's homecoming
 
East Carolina punter Matt Dodge is proving Thomas Wolfe wrong in that he has gone home again — and so far, successfully.

From the Winston-Salem Journal (AP)
-East Carolina to take on UCF and star rusher Smith
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East Carolina names Larry Epperly assistant coach

UCF Football Team Opens C-USA Road Play At East Carolina
ucfathletics.com

Knights get test away from home
Florida Today

State scouting report
St Petersburg Times

UCF can take control in C-USA East chase
Orlando Sentinel

ECU roundup- Sadler ready for Purple-Gold softball game
Washington Daily News

Aycock's Wright verbally commits to ECU
Goldsboro News Argus

Clifford the Perfect Assistant
nba.com

October 5, 2007
Paint it Purple Friday
Lee National Denim Day
National Diversity Day
Simchat Torah (Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Pirates resolve, 'In C.J. we trust'

WNCT: Pirate Insider Report

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Announces 2008 Baseball Schedule
 
Pirates Play Eight Teams That Appeared in 2007 NCAA Regionals

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Purple Sweeps Intrasquad Meet Against Gold Rival

Forecast: Central Florida @ East Carolina
weather.com

Football always first for Johnson
Greenville Daily Reflector

Floridians round out Pirates' roster
Orlando Sentinel

Burnett sets sights on being UCF's comeback kid
Florida Sun-Sentinel

Weekend Preview
USA Today

ECU hopes to corner UCF runner
 
East Carolina University will be looking for win number three Saturday, but to do it, it will have to contain number 24.

Washington Daily News

ASK CFN - Do You Know This Star RB?
College Football News

Hometown athlete leads Central Florida’s offense
  Kyle Israel grew up a Central Florida football fan. He lived just 10 minutes from the campus in Orlando, Fla.

New Bern Sun Journal

Sutton acquires ECU’s Ferguson after two previous attempts
Daily O'Collegian (OSU)

October 4, 2007
National Depression Screening Day
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day (Catholic)
Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
Anniversary - Sputnik
Birthday - President Rutherford Hayes Birthday (19th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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'Guts' the key for Cotton, defense

-BVL:
Updated C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Golf Ranked 20th By GolfWeek

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ECU Set To Host Old-Timer's Baseball Classic
 

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Pirates Dive Into Season With Purple-Gold Meet Thursday

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates stick with pair of QBs

 
Holtz says Kass, Pinkney will get snaps against UCF

-ECU swimmers have high hopes
-Icenhower dives into senior year

 
Former Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year, a two-time all-conference selection and holds the majority of East Carolina University's women's diving records.

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Ferguson leaving ECU hoops program
 
Associate head coach accepts position with Oklahoma State

From the East Carolinian
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Pirates look to slay the Knights of the southlands
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ECU cross country team hosts Pirate Invitational
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ECU swim team dives into new season

UCF Football Game Notes - The East Carolina Game
ucfathletics.com

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF is putting up bulk of points early

 
After struggling to put up points early in 2006, UCF is experiencing a reversal of fortune in the scoring department this season.

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Burnett back in a groove
 
UCF needs the junior cornerback's big plays if it hopes to win in this difficult month.

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Defense recovering depth at linebacker

Pirates Wilson coming off career game
Washington Daily News

Holtz is stuck on two
New Bern Sun Journal

UCF (3-1) at East Carolina (2-3)
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Pirates' Holtz wary of letdown this week (AP)
-Preps: West Best for Bodenheimer: Star receiver considered Glenn, Davie County before deciding to finish his career as a Titan

 
Bodenheimer, a solid 200-pounder with sticky hands, has yet to receive a scholarship offer but said he is being recruited by East Carolina - the school his parents attended

Preps: Tough on his feet
 
Warwick senior Matt Bevins has stayed busy this season, and the kicker just might be scholarship material...East Carolina is making the biggest push for him.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Preps: Western Branch star has big numbers, but no college offers
 
Ask Hykeem Brodie about next fall, and his face broadens.  He's close to breathless at the thought of getting to play college football, mentioning a half-dozen schools on his wish list: Ohio, East Carolina, Marshall, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech.

The Virginian Pilot

Cowboy Basketball Announces Hiring of Chris Ferguson
Oklahoma State Athletics

Notebook- Ellerbe not a Volunteer thanks to Bryant
Macon Telegraph

For Tech assistant, what a trip it's been
Dallas Morning News

October 3, 2007
Lailat Ul Qadr (The Night of Power - Islamic)
Anniversary - German Reunification

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: TOT Show (Amy Koury, Tom Campbell)
WNCT: Tailgate (Greg Hudson, Kevin Monroe)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate GameDay Central

 
Coming off its first Conference USA win of the season, East Carolina (2-3, 1-1) will host UCF (3-1, 1-0) in league action this Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (EDT) in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

-Softball To Hold Purple-Gold Scrimmage Prior To ECU-UCF Contest
-Online Video Available For C-USA Showdown With UCF

Leading the charge
 
Linebackers Cotton, Wilson thrive in new roles

Greenville Daily Reflector

'Special' Pirates outlast Cougars
  ECU picks up first conference win

The East Carolinian

Pirates still have questions
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates to host UCF in Conference USA play
Washington Daily News

UCF Football Weekly Press Conference Quotes - Oct. 2
  Knights' offensive and defensive coordinators provide insight for team's first C-USA road game

ConferenceUSA.com

From Florida Today
-Zack Slate thriving on East Carolina University football team
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UCF Knights accustomed to Kevin Smith's success

Upstarts shake up the Top 25
  Non-BCS Team of the Week: East Carolina.

FOXSports.com

Academic Fraud in Collegiate Athletics
  Terry Holland, a longtime men’s basketball coach at the University of Virginia who is now athletics director at East Carolina, said coaches and college officials are under increasing pressure to accept any student who qualifies under the NCAA’s rules.

Inside Higher Ed

October 2, 2007
National Custodial Workers' Day
Phileas Fogg's Wager Day
World Farm Animals Day
Anniversary - Peanuts (comic strip)
Birthday - Mohandas Gandhi (spiritual leader)

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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What a difference a kick makes!
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Monday press luncheon
WNCT: TOT Show (Denny O'Brien, Scott Weatherbee)
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Junior Smith)

Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
 
East Carolina University Head Football Coach Skip Holtz addressed members of the media prior to this week's game against UCF.

ecupirates.com

Injuries force Pirates to make changes
 
Injuries, more than anything else, have dictated some shifts in both of East Carolina's front lines over the last two weeks

Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU football team gets big boost from area stars
Winston Salem Journal

Wilson comes up huge for Pirates
Washington Daily News

Holtz to stick with two-QB system
Kinston Free Press

UCF approaches, so Holtz hopes ECU can capitalize on Houston win
theledger.com (AP)

October 1, 2007
Child Health Day
National Cubicle Day
UN International Day of Older Persons
UN World Habitat Day
World Vegetarian Day
Anniversary - CD Player
Anniversary - Disney World
Anniversary - Levittown (1st suburb)
Anniversary - Model T (Ford)
Birthday - President Jimmy Carter (39th President)

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 321
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Pirates ride out stressful September

-O'Brien:
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll Ballot
-BVL:
Harris Interactive College Football Poll

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates prove they can deal with game's ups and downs
 
If the East Carolina Pirates had come back from Texas 1-4, they'd certainly have been seeing red.

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Catching LeFever
 
Former ECU player making hits on big screen

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Around Campus/ECU Notes- Students study in Hawaii

CAN EAST CAROLINA COMPETE FOR THE CONFERENCE CROWN?
 
STATE OF THE C-USA BASEBALL

Rivals.com

Meet the Player- Raphael Edwards
OurSports Central

Congrats, inductees, and thank you
 
Allen also has offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Miami, Alabama, NC State, East Carolina and Florida State.

Washington Daily News

Houston kicker falters in Saturday’s loss to East Carolina
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates Falter At Southern Miss
 
Despite holding a 2-1 advantage, the East Carolina volleyball team could not hold on, falling to Southern Miss 3-2 Sunday afternoon inside Reed Green Coliseum.

ecupirates.com

 

October 7, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Brown's loss another tough blow for Pack

-Big plays stem the tide

-Late mistake dooms Duke again
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Hokies handle Tigers

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Heels run out to big lead then hang on for win
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Duke charges back but can't finish Deacs
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Devils getting closer, but Wake still better

WVU routs Syracuse, 55-14
Cha
rleston (WV) Daily Mail

Beamerball is back at Virginia Tech!
Hampton Roads Daily Press

New life in Death Valley
 
The Hokies get a bunch of help from the defense and special teams to get a road win at Clemson.

Roanoke Times

From the Charlotte Observer
-Sideline shuffle | Davis, Amato win against former schools
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Mountaineers strike early, often
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Unpredictable Panthers vs. Sad Saints- Angst wins

October 6, 2007

Limestone's Scott replaces Epperly
 
Brandon Scott replaces Larry Epperly, who recently joined Mack McCarthy's coaching staff at East Carolina.

Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

North Carolina at Chapel Hill's future football schedules
 
 Below is an outline of North Carolina's future football schedules. However, every game and date are subject to change....East Carolina (Sept. 19, 2009);
East Carolina (Oct. 2, 2010)
Chatham Journal Weekly

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Amato gets a chance to coach against his former players
-Reunion tour

 
 Coach Davis prefers to make new memories with Tar Heels.

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Bobcats lose May for season
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Jones acknowledges lying about steroids
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IOC likely to strip medals

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats' May needs surgery, is out for season

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He's wrong, but Bruton and his bluff are a blast
 
 His threat to build a track outside of Concord because the city won't give him what he wants when he wants it is the year's most overblown story.

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Race is on- Rowan asks for speedway
-Around Campus: Med school campus for city?

 
Charlotte, one of the largest U.S. cities without a medical school, may be inching closer to getting one....Charlotte was in the running for a medical school in the 1970s when the nod went to Greenville.

Rodriguez- Mountaineer goals all still within reach
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Utah's wide-open spaces
 
Cardinals' defense regresses, lets Utes roam free in upset

Louisville Courier Journal

Clemson hasn't forgotten 2006 loss to Virginia Tech
Anderson Independent

Cavs not looking past Middle Tennessee
The Virginian Pilot

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke not looking at last year's Wake game

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Davis, Shannon have crossed paths before

Turn on computer to see Wake-Duke
Greensboro News-Record

USC baseball announces 2008 schedule
Columbia
(SC) State

Get your tailgate party essentials
Fayetteville Observer

October 5, 2007

UK fumbles, Norwood rumbles
 
Defensive end’s opportunistic touchdowns match NCAA record

Columbia
(SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Gamecocks sack 'Cats
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Furman football's graduation rate third best
 
The Furman University football program has the third-highest graduation success rate among all 236 NCAA Division I football-playing institutions, and nine sports achieved rates of 100 percent according to NCAA figures released Thursday.

Looks Like Another Struggling Week for the Home Teams
wral.com

Amato's return good for 'Noles
 
The Wolfpack beat FSU a year ago and then lost their last seven games of the season. Amato lost his last game to East Carolina, a bitter home defeat, and he lost his last three games to North Carolina (Chapel Hill), the Wolfpack's most despised rival.

Florida Sun-Sentinel

From the Winston Salem Journal
-College-Football Notebook- Hokies' Whitaker is out for Tigers game

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Deacons Notebook- Vaughn says Duke's Lewis is biggest challenge since Ryan
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Redskins adding receivers, which is ominous for Lloyd
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Panthers say meeting was 'productive'

Jones admits doping before 2000 Games
 
Gold medalist and former North Carolina at Chapel Hill track star said she took 'the clear' for 2 years

Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-State hungry for win
-UNC-CH frosh flashes style, substance
-Duke, Wake QBs ready for round 2

October 4, 2007

Head-to-head dread
 
The ACC is just 3-2 against Conference USA because of Central Florida's win over N.C. State and East Carolina's victory over UNC-CH.

Roanoke Times

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC has tough test to pass

 
Two teams with something to prove tangle tonight in one of the biggest games in recent years at Williams-Brice Stadium.

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Tigers try to turn off Hokies' heat

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Miami matchup pits teacher vs. student
-A family affair for Hollidays

 
At first, N.C. State associate head baseball coach Tom Holliday was ecstatic. Then he was worried.

-Graduation rates low for 2 Pack teams

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke, UNC graduation rates above average; Pack slightly below
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Canes' work OT but get no payoff

Cooper solves secondary equation
 
Ron Cooper crisscrossed the country making a dizzying number of moves, never staying at a school for more than two years.  Minnesota. Austin Peay. Murray State. East Carolina. UNLV.

Columbia
(SC) State

NASCAR drivers are truly athletes
Anderson Independent

October 3, 2007

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Recruiting- Top talent often leaves state
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It all changed with one kick for UNC-CH's Barth

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-N.C. State professor has winning formula

 
The clock's racing. Two minutes remain. Your team is down by six points with the ball, first- and-10 at its own 20-yard line.

-Yow is her no. 1 fan
-Canes' optimism abounds
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Gentlemen, start your bidding; speedway changes hands

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Key game for Devils against Wake

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Devils return home an improved team
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Elzy makes most of chance in UNC-CH backfield

From the Birmingham News
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UK vs. USC- From doormats to must-see TV
 
Thursday marks the 38th anniversary of the first primetime telecast of an SEC football game. You may remember it: Archie Manning went wild in a 33-32 Ole Miss defeat to Alabama.

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USF's Leavitt takes issue with Saban, News column
 
South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt criticized Alabama coach Nick Saban and The Birmingham News on Tuesday, saying comments regarding the academic standards of the Big East were made by both parties "without verifying the facts."

Notes- Short week not a concern, Spurrier says
Columbia
(SC) State

Clemson reports secondary violation
 
In his fourth season as a starter on the men's soccer team, Buchholz was granted a scholarship to kick for the football team this season.

Greenville (SC) News

Winthrop might play if donors would pay
 
President says it'll take more than $20 million to add Football

Charlotte Observer

Mixed Signals- Amato, now an FSU assistant, has changed since he was fired by N.C. State - but not too much
Winston Salem Journal

October 2, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato holds no grudges

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Injury shelves Beck; Evans to start at FSU
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Heels lose senior CB for season
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Duke lineman's 'cool' summer internship

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-ACC football upgraded- Not so much
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Evans, former Southern star, stabbed after party at UMass

Injured White doing better
Beckley Register Herald

Fires, polls and bowl possibilities
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Coaches show USC no love
 
Are vindictive coaches ranking the Gamecocks lower for a reason?

Columbia
(SC) State

Delhomme not thinking surgery
Charlotte Observer

October 1, 2007

Whose 1-4 Is the Most Impressive?
WRAL.com

WVU QB day-to-day
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

College football- While USC, Georgia vault in polls, Clemson drops to No. 22
Anderson Independent

Maury defender is first to commit to ODU football
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Late Hits
-NCSU postgame clipboard

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UNC-CH postgame clipboard

Panthers coming unhinged
Charlotte Observer

 

October 7, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Oct. 6 C-USA Football Round-Up

 
Chris Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to spark a 28-point third quarter as East Carolina rallied against UCF and ran away to a 52-38 Conference USA victory Saturday night. In other league action, UTEP won another shootout over Tulsa, 48-47.

-Cougars' Rally Falls Short at Alabama

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Tulane Falls to Army 20-17 in Overtime
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UTEP Stuns Tulsa with Wild Comeback Win

From the El Paso Times
-Miners come up big

 
 A week ago, after the miracle against SMU, UTEP coach Mike Price pointed to the game as a touchstone a young team could fall back on the next time it was in trouble.

-Miners edge Tulsa, 48-47
-Miner notes- Thomas sets record for rushing touchdowns
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Miners show more heart

Tulsa falls to UTEP late again
Tulsa World

Cougars pay dearly for mistakes in loss to Alabama
Houston Chronicle

Penalties costly as Wave falls to Army
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers can't survive Dixon's second effort

 
 UAB's defense answered nearly every challenge in the first half of Saturday's non-conference football game against Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium.

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BLAZERS NOTEBOOK

Golden Eagles have problem to solve at QB
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Marshall basketball shaping up
Huntington Herald Dispatch

October 6, 2007

From the Birmingham News
-C-USA PREVIEW
-BLAZER BUZZ
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QB questions won't be answered until kickoff

C-USA notebook- Southern Miss thrown for a loop by Rice
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Hurricane expects one rowdy crowd
 
Awaiting Tulsa will be a mountain-side stadium filled with orange-clad, rowdy fans for Saturday night's road game at UTEP.

Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
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Houston to face angry Alabama
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Thomas 12th in nation in rushing yards

Previews of Saturday's college football games
Houston Chronicle

Freshman Young has potential
Hattiesburg American

Spirited practice, recruiting mark a busy day for Herd
H
untington Herald-Dispatch

October 5, 2007

From the Hattiesburg American
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Eagles say goals still within reach
 
You can win the conference with one conference loss.

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Too many mistakes

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Loss launches USM into soul-searching

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Notebook- Turnover fever decimates Eagles

From College Football News
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 6 C-USA Games
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 6 Confeference USA Games, Part 2

Cougar QBs not the only concern for Tide coaches
Tuscaloosa News

From the Dallas Morning News
-Bennett making changes to SMU's defense

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SMU basketball gets California commitment

From the Dallas Morning News
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Offensive targets can be Herd's path to elusive first victory
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Herd starts hoops season with Madness

From the El Paso Times
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Tulsa QB has no regrets
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Miners hope to exploit edge in special teams

Similarities help spark rivalry
 
There are three major college football programs in Oklahoma. All of them will play on Texas soil Saturday -- OU vs. Texas in Dallas, Oklahoma State at Texas A&M and Tulsa at Texas-El Paso.

Tulsa World

October 4, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Rice Hangs on for 31-29 Win at Southern Miss

 
Jarett Dillard caught two touchdown passes, Andrew Sendejo intercepted two passes and Rice held off a fourth-quarter comeback to post a 31-29 victory over Southern Miss on Wednesday night in Hattiesburg.

-Dillard Delives in 31-29 Owl Victory

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Postgame Quotes from the Rice Game
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Women's Golf Notebook
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Men's Golf Notebook
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Cougar Football Notes
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Funeral Arrangements For Taylor Bradford Announced
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Four Games Into 2007 Season, Learning Continues For Tulane's Football Team
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UTEP Volleyball Heads to East Carolina, Marshall

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice stuns error-prone Southern Miss
 
When fifth-year senior safety Aubrey White stripped Southern Miss quarterback Stephen Reaves in the waning moments at M.M. Roberts Stadium, senior nose guard Jonathan Cary pounced on the Golden Eagles' seventh turnover to clinch a thrilling 31-29 victory.

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UH's no-name offense is hard to pin down

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM Football- Fried by Rice
 
Southern Miss got a do-over on national cable television Wednesday night after faltering badly at Boise State last week.

-Suddenly, a crisis in Hattiesburg
-QB Reaves says put blame 'all on me'
-Notebook- Freshman QB Young injured on 1st series
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Bower on 7 turnovers- ‘We beat ourselves’

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Eagles drop the ball in division race, too

 
Southern Miss dug itself a huge hole Wednesday night in its Conference USA battle with previously winless Rice at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL

USM fans like to vent on Internet
Hattiesburg American

Houston brings two-QB system into Tuscaloosa
The Decatur Daily

From the Orlando Sentinel
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'Pad's C-USA Weekly Check-in (Week 5)
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UCF '07-'08 baseball schedule released

Draining 48 hours ends with Tigers' victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Better play, same result for Herd
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Time to think about it
 
Winless Herd regroups after poor showing at Memphis

C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Memphis blues
C
harleston (WV) Daily Mail

BRAGGING RIGHTS ON LINE
New Orleans Times Picayune

Miner problem?
 
Can the University of Tulsa win a Conference USA championship with a defense allowing 39 points and 482 yards per game?

Tulsa World

Miner Notebook-Depth a key to success for UTEP
El Paso Times

October 3, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Tuesday Football Recap
 
Marshall once again had victory slip out of its hands as an emotionally charged Memphis team was able to pull out a 24-21 victory over the Thundering Herd in Conference USA football action at the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday.

-Tulane Begins Preparing For Army In First Road Game Of 2007

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Cougar Daily Practice Report
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Blazers Endure Physical Practice In Full Pads Tuesday
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Women's Soccer Notebook

Memphis Defeats Marshall, 24-21
gotigersgo.com (AP)

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Willed to victory
 
If presented the option of playing three games in 11 days at any point during the rest of his coaching career, the University of Memphis's Tommy West knows how he'll respond.

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ESPN telecast hits right note
 
Skip (Holtz), now the head coach at East Carolina, later joined the broadcast via telephone

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U of M students return to classes with Bradford on their minds

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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MU’s season hopes dashed amid somber atmosphere
-Tigers hold off Herd 24-21

Marshall continues slide with 24-21 loss to Memphis
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Previews and Predictions for the Week 6 C-USA Games
College Football News

Conference USA football notebook
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM Football- And the Eagles' starting quarterback is ...
?
-Look out for...

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Keys for Southern Miss
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Notebook- Clark, Sumrall honored by C-USA
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UAB craves regional challenges

NEW YOUNG GUN
 
Southern Miss, on the road for the past month, resumes its quest for a Conference USA championship tonight against Rice at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Biloxi Sun Herald

Toledo focused on first trip to Army
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice comes to grips with yet another 0-4 start

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QB duel won't end for Briles; Cougars' Avery honored

Ex-Bulldog Thornton eager to play old team
 
UAB's Brandon Thornton wants to approach Saturday's game at Mississippi State like any other game.

Birmingham News

Changes expected for SMU's sagging defense
Dallas Morning News

Miners hope for '05 repeat
Tulsa World

UTEP sets goal of less penalties
El Paso Times

October 2, 2007

Tiger Football Player Killed Sunday Evening
gotigersgo.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Memphis player killed; Tuesday game still set
-Game could be unpredictable
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Herd tries to forget September

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Campus mourns slain athlete
 
Bradford carrying $7,000 winnings when killed at U of M

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Tigers celebrate, mourn Bradford
 
The shooting death of University of Memphis defensive lineman Taylor Bradford on Sunday night stunned and saddened the Tiger football family, which spent Monday attempting to deal with its shock before tonight's Conference USA game against Marshall.

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Campus shooting death was targeted act
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He was so much more than a football teammate

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Tigers playing through the pain
-Police still searching clues in Memphis slaying

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Marshall-Memphis capsule

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Jones is building a program at Marshall
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Snyder will use all tools he needs

Marshall-Memphis will go on
Beckley Register Herald

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Notebook

 
Two mid-week games, both to be televised on ESPN2, highlight this week's Conference USA football slate.

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Blazers Focused On Upcoming Game At Mississippi State
-Todd Graham Press Conference Quotes
-Owls Open C-USA Schedule at Southern Miss

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USM Practices in Stadium, Monday, Putting in Final Prep Work for Rice This Week
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Quotes from Tommy West Press Conference

From the Houston Chronicle
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Memphis will play despite player's death
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Midweek contest a challenge for Owls

Memorable Moments
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM makes changes on O-line
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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USM Football- Third-down letdowns at center of D's woes
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Notebook- Injuries may open door for frosh QB

Foul mood hangs over Hattiesburg
Biloxi Sun Herald

Conference USA conference roundup, standings, player and game of the week
College Football News

Blazers adding pair of games against Ole Miss
Birmingham News

Houston offense creates a challenge for Tide
Tuscaloosa News

UCF-South Florida game on ESPNU
Florida Today

Miners show right attitude
El Paso Times

October 1, 2007

O'Leary focuses on problem areas
 
With a tough month ahead, the Knights coach is scrutinizing his team's weaknesses.

Orlando Sentinel

From the El Paso Times
-Homecoming festivities at UTEP get started

 
The homecoming football game against East Carolina University will be at 7:05 pm Oct. 13 at the Sun Bowl Stadium.

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Miners thrilled with gutsy win

UCF-Louisiana Postgame Notes
ucfathletics.com

No sophomore slump for Slate
 
Marshall tight end continues to build on fabulous freshman campaign

C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Injuries hampering Marshall
Memphis Commercial Appeal

So far, so good for Marshall’s Evans
Beckley Register Herald

UAB still trying to learn how to win
Birmingham News

USM football- Eagles aim to rebound after Boise blowout
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Wave finds positives in loss
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
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Defense struggling
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TU Notebook- Back in stride

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Women's Soccer Weekend Round-Up
 
East Carolina and Memphis both close out their non-conference regular season on winning streaks following some exciting weekend action.

-Southern Miss Utilizes Night Practice, Sunday, to Ready Themselves for Rice This Week

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Green Wave Baseball Caps Week One Of Fall Ball With Sunday Scrimmage

422- Favre breaks record for TD passes - plus one
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel